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Oral Cancer Screenings

I am very concerned with oral cancer and the increasing number of young adults, with no prior history of alcohol or tobacco use, being diagnosed with fatal disease.  A recent study showed that only 40% of precancerous and cancerous lesions are discovered visually during clinical oral examinations.  I have decided to be proactive with your oral health.  I am now recommending that all adult patients, regardless of health or habits, have their Sapphire Lesion Detection examination performed annually.  Sapphire Lesion Detection allows me to see all questionable areas in your mouth and determine those areas that require further evaluation.  Your overall health is our top priority and prevention is vital to our success.  This exam will be discussed in further detail during your evaluation today.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Late detection of oral cancer is the primary reason that mortality rates are so dismal.  As with most other cancers, age is the primary risk factor for oral cancer.  Though tobacco use is a major predisposing risk factor, 25% of oral cancer victims have no lifestyle risk factors.

We find that using Sapphire Lesion Detection along with a visual oral cancer examination improves our ability to identify suspicious areas that may have been missed during the conventional examination.  Early detection of precancerous tissue can minimize or eliminate the potentially disfiguring effects of oral cancer and possibly save your life.  Sapphire Lesion Detection is a painless exam that gives us a better chance to find any oral abnormalities you may have at an early stage.